Dog Attack Prompts Oregon Mail Carrier Suit

April 16, 2014

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm
    S says:
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    The picture included in this article is completely irrelevant. Why would you even include a picture of a random dog, since most of your articles don’t have pictures?

    • April 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm
      Libby says:
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      I thought the same thing. Especially when it’s not even a picture of the same breed dog as in the article. Shock value.

  • April 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm
    Original Bob says:
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    Dog? I thought it was a picture of the last postal clerk that waited on me.

    • April 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm
      Libby says:
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      Bow-wow!

  • April 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm
    Schneiderman Insurance Agency says:
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    It doesn’t take an attack breed of dog to create this type of liability for someone. Wether you rent or own your home, you should consider reviewing your liability coverage and making sure you are covered in case your dog bites or attacks someone.

  • April 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm
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    S: I completely agree with you. And if they were to include a picture, they should at least try to make it a Siberian Husky.

  • April 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm
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    Heck, I’d be miffed if someone painted my head blue too!! (Tongue firmly planted in my cheek!)

  • April 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm
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    Having been acquainted with several Siberian Huskies in the past, I doubt that Yukon would be considered either “abnormal” or “dangerous” and definitely not “abnormally dangerous”. Even so, dog attacks do occur. I would definitely want more information on what occurred. As to no police report, my first concern would be to seek medical attention, not the police. Police reports, if required, would follow in a few days.

  • April 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm
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    That’s why they don’t use huskies in the Iditarod. Not much difference in tempermate – Pit Bull or Husky, both high-strung and strong and can do alot of damage fast.
    Most people should not own either. Tragic for victims……

    • April 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm
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      Huh??? “Modern Ididarod racing dogs are all mixed-breed huskies bred for speed, tough feet, endurance, good attitude, and most importantly the desire to run.” They are not high-strung at all.

  • April 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm
    Shari Lewis says:
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    My daughter was severely bitten by a husky when she was four years old, required over 40 stitches in her face. It was owned by my brother-in-law and was one of the most high strung dogs I have every seen.

    • April 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm
      Libby says:
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      You can’t judge a breed by one dog.

  • April 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm
    SusieQinthemidwest says:
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    That being true, there are dog breeds that are more prone to bite. Actually, there are more small dog attacks than large ones, it’s just due to the “fear” aspect the larger the dog, the more media attention the story gains. (At least from what I have seen) Even though we have domesticated them, dogs are still animals and can still snap into “Instinct mode” (For lack of a better term) Even Labs, which are considered a “gentler” dog, will attack if the recipe is correct. The story says the Dog was on a leash, but doesn’t really disclose all of the details, either.

    • April 22, 2014 at 4:59 pm
      Libby says:
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      You are right. The jaws of the pit bull are built to “lock” onto what it bites, making their attacks more vicious. With that said, it is the dog owners responsibility to keep their dog in check. I had a close friend with a pit bull and she was a very sweet dog. However, my friend did not let her near children or groups of people, because she didn’t know how she would react. That’s just being a responsible pet owner.

  • April 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm
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    So now you’re an Alaskan expert too, huh Libby?
    How many Ididarods have you attended? Three for me……of course, we all know dogs are descended from wolves, right?

    • April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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      Did I say I was an Alaskan expert? No. But I do know almost all the dogs used in the ididarod are some kind of husky. If you’d have gone to 3 of them, you would have known that.

      Just what kind of dog do you think they use???



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